1996 Dodge Ram Van Consumer Review: bad design

1996 Dodge Ram Van - Consumer Review

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1500 Cargo Van (3.9L V6 3-speed Automatic)

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bad design
By 2500 mad owner on


1996 Dodge Ram Van 1500 3dr Van


I have a leak on my upper radiator hose. What a joke this engine design is. There is not consideration of maintenance . I was a Air craft mechanic for many years and I have never seen a miss like these full size Vans. You have to take the Alternator out and a bunch of other stuff to get at the bolts on the thermostat housing. Did any one thing of Quick disconnects for the Electric lines? And why not add on to the engine block to install the thermostat. I am going to look into buying a Toyota Van . No wonder they are going out of business.. And this is the second Dodge Van that the differential went bad on. This Van only has 100,000 miles on it and everything going bad.

Worst Features

redesign the entire van. Thinking about maintenace make it easy to work on. Redesign the the differential so it last longer
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